Monday, July 27, 2009

Painting in progress Update

Ive added a lot of under painting to the trees and I've started the base colors for the apples I'll be adding

I haven't done much to the bottom of the painting yet I'm still deciding how I want to approach it color wise

hopefully I'll have worked out the background colors in the coming week and then i can just focus on tightening up and doing finishing touches on the trees and then I'll have an idea as to how I'd like to finish the base. I'm looking to have this piece finished in less than a week, but we'll see.

Figure Drawings

one of my the first women i drew 10 yrs ago

2yrs ago at the creative alliance in Baltimore

Jesse Angel famed yet retired Baltimore Bartender

Portrait from of a man i drew right before i stopped working and went on a 7 yr hiatus in 2000

one of the first women i drew back in 1998 when i started working on realism

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Five Paintings from the last show

These are all large format paintings that I finished for the show at Abacrombie fine foods on Biddle street. They got a lot of great reviews and feedback and a few comments that went along the lines of "I hate this art please take it down i find it garish and offensive." Both the positives and negatives just mean that the art is doing its job it is compelling people to feel. I had a lot of inquires as to prints for these five paintings hopefully I can work that out soon. I'll put some photos of my life drawings up towmorrow, and at some point I'll put up the progression shots of the new piece I posted last time.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New work in progress

I just started this piece last week on Tuesday. I did some more work with it two nights ago and i have the tree mostly filled in. I'm going to document this piece as i work on it. Maybe tomorrow I'll upload the first stage which was done with India ink and charcoal. All of the color work thus far is oil pastel.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Nothing new to report

I have nothing new to report. I have painted nothing new for about 2 months. My show scheduled for August has been cancelled due to the bar it was supposed to be at being sold. I do have a greater grasp of my personal creative process, now i just need to start painting again. so far this year as produced fewer paintings in a longer period of time. The two pieces above were among the last paintings i finished this year and both have been given away. One as a trade for a beautiful painting that now hangs in my room and the other to my father for his Birthday. I just wish that i could produce more, and giving them away although meaningful is getting old. I need to get my prints up and running. I'm off to procrastinate in the park and take photos. I hope I hear back from the Wind Up Space, but that is looking not so promising since I sent them the photos a week ago. Maybe i'll burn a disk and drop it off and see if that illicets a response.